• Bay State Animal Cooperative

    A safe, loving, no-kill shelter for Animals

  • Donate Now

    Your tax-deductible gift to the Bay State Animal Cooperative helps ensure animals in distress receive the care they need, as well as a chance to be adopted into a caring home.


    We gratefully accept any amount. If you would like to pay by check, please make checks payable to Bay State Animal Cooperative, Inc. and mail to:

    Bay State Animal Cooperative, Inc.
    47 Windsor Road
    Norwood, MA 02062

  • About BSAC

    Our mission is to practice a no-kill philosophy while providing humane resources and services aimed at reducing animal overpopulation and unnecessary suffering for companion, stray, relinquished and feral animals.

    We work cooperatively with other humane organizations, local municipalities and the community to develop and implement programs including but not limited to: low-cost spay/neuter assistance, low-cost medical care, trap-neuter-return (TNR), community outreach programs and events, sheltering and adoption, mobile medical, adoption and education services, fundraising events, and a sanctuary.

    We are funded by donations and operate entirely by volunteers.

    BSAC is a 501(c)3 charitable/non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible.


  • Our Cats

    Information, Successes, and Featured Cats for Adoption

    Applications can be downloaded here

    Our BSAC

    An Intro to BSAC.


    About Dorothy

    Dorothy is a very healthy 12 year old female calico. She has a beautiful fluffy coat that she keeps impeccably clean. She is sweet and loves to snuggle. Her present loving family is growing and possibly the new dynamics is causing some distress behaviors that the growing family can no longer accommodate.

    Dorothy has a cat buddy named Calvin.They have been together the last 12 years and are the best of friends who get along very well together as playmates and sleep buddies. Would love for them to go to a nice loving home as a pair, as they have never been apart.


    About Calvin

    Calvin is a 14 year old orange tabby male. His present loving family is growing and possibly the new dynamics is causing some distress behaviors that the growing family can no longer accommodate. Calvin is a loving and smart cat. He is healthy and young at heart. Right now he is sporting a brand new lion haircut.

    Calvin has a cat buddy named Dorothy. They have been together the last 12 years and are the best of friends who get along very well together as playmates and sleep buddies. Would love for them to go to a nice loving home as a pair, as they have never been apart.


    About Cecil

    Cecil is a friendly, sweet and quite handsome, FIV cat. This cat was brought to us by a kind man who was feeding Cecil everyday outside his apartment. The man was unable to bring Cecil inside his home but felt sure he would be a great companion for someone. When first rescued he was matted and a bit underweight. Now he is cleaned up, eating well and living in foster care till he can find his forever home.

    Please call and make an appointment to meet this very sweet cat!


    About Spike

    He is an older cat. we think 5+ years. Has FIV. Gets along great with other cats but does not like dogs. He is quite a character.

    He is in foster care so visitation is by appointment only.

    We require an adoption application which can be obtained on our website at www.baystateanimals.org/Adoption.


    About Carla

    Aww she’s so adorable, long haired, black and white with a face you just want to squeeze and kiss. BUT DON’T, Miss Carla will not allow such coddling. Carla was dumped at a veterinary hospital when her personality no longer met the needs of the home she was in. We are sure as a cute fluffy kitten she did though. This happens oh to often. Cute fluffy kittens develop their own personalities and no longer fit the model “kitten” the family once had. She prefers to make your couch, bed or computer look beautiful and show it off to company while she stays clear of hands-on affection. Carla is a drama queen who can co-exist among other cats in a large enough space as long as they realize she is the boss. Currently she co-exists with another passive cat and small dog, teen and adult humans in foster. Carla would prefer a less active home where she can be the center of attention enjoying the window perch, sofa, or any cat friendly furniture at her leisure. Carla will play with toys and is a pleasure to watch. Over time, we truly believe, with a patient owner, she will pan out to be a human-friendly cat! We are seeking alternate foster care or the right new home for our Carla. Could this be you?


    About Baby

    My name is Baby. I had a great owner who passed away and his family took me in until they moved and couldn't keep me anymore. I am sweet and lovable and very friendly. If you think I sound like a good match please send an application so BSAC can make sure I find a happy, healthy and safe home. You can download the apps on our Adoption page!


    Merry Go Round

    About Merry Go Round

    Merry Go Round is a six month old female. She's currently in foster. She's a bit standoffish but obviously enjoys living inside over living in the streets. Got room for her among your cats?! Consider adopting her! Download an application at www.baystateanimals.org and email to info@baystateanimals.org!


    About Purrsian

    I'm an 8 month old, neutered, male kitty, and very good-looking, if I do say so myself. I LOVE other cats and being a family member. I am enjoying every minute of my feline friends’ company in foster. May I please be a friend for your feline? I usually lay on my foster’s bed at night and am always where the excitement is. However, I just haven’t decided if I want to become a true companion (though the option is not off the table). Make an appointment to meet me at my foster home.


    About Binx

    Binx is a very lucky cat! She survived being hit by a car in October and now is ready for a new home. She has a beautiful,soft black coat. This young cat will need a patient, calm home as she adjusts to homelife. She likes being brushed and petted but needs a slow approach as she is a bit wary of new people and new surroundings.
    Just like Binx, the black cat from the movie Hocus Pocus, she is ready to start anew.


    About Tabby

    Tabby is super sweet and loves attention but responds to any approach defensively. He's about 1 1/2 years old, neutered, micro-chipped and current on vaccines. He has great potential. Tabby enjoys the company of other cats. He came from home with lots of cats so individual attention was difficult to come by when he was a kitten.

    Tabby needs a new name as this one is temporary and very recent. He deserves a better one. He will need an experienced and patient owner. Significant references will be requested.


    About Piper


    Piper-I’m sweet and friendly with humans and cats, and am crazy about getting patted! I tolerate dogs. I had surgery for breast cancer recently, and I’m REALLY glad to say my prognosis is good! However, there is always a chance that the tumor could return.


    About Kiara


    Kiara is an exceptionally friendly and delightful kitty who any family would be lucky to have! She is only about 2 years old and loves her belly rubbed. She has lived with dogs and kids and finds them tolerable. She is not shy and seeks human interaction almost immediately. Her experience with other cats has been limited and she may take a while to adjust to a multi-cat household but with proper introduction we feel she will do just fine. She would not do well with with a dominant feline housemate as she would be very intimidated and unhappy.


    About Maya


    Maya was surrendered after residing with the same family for 12 years. The tiny humans in her home were recently diagnosed with pet dander induced asthma hence she needed a new home.
    She is healthy but is a bit disturbed by the recent change in her life. She would prefer to be with a patient and feline experienced family who gets what it means when someone says, she's truly a Calico kitty!
    Currently she is a bit distraught and needs plenty of time to settle into a new home. She does not want to live with other cats and a quiet relaxed family with adults might be her best "furever" home choice.
    Please consider giving her the home she surely deserves to live the rest of her healthy, happy years!


    About Louise


    Louise is a friendly stray that was adopted to a family with children. Her family had to move and they were unable to take Louise with them. She is an interesting cat that is strong-willed yet enjoyed being part of a family. Louise did well in a busy homelife environment



  • Adoption

    Click here to see our cats on Petfinder! You can apply online here or download our Adoption Application in Word Format.

    You can visit any of our cats by appointment to see them in their foster homes. Please note this can only be done by making an appointment so that we may have one of our volunteers assist you. For an appointment, contact us via email at info@baystateanimals.org.


    Please bring all members of your household.


    Please try not to get attached to a particular cat. Our adoption counselors are trained to work with you to find the best match for your household.


    When submitting an adoption application, please include information about your past and current pets, veterinarian, your housing situation, etc.


  • How to Help

    Many companies support the philanthropic interests of their employees by offering to match employee gifts. We are currently partners with Bank of America and State Street Bank. Monetary contributions can also be made for the time you volunteer to our organization, please inquire! Please contact the appropriate representative at your employer such as Human Resources department to find out if they match contributions to Bay State Animal Cooperative, Inc. It is an easy way to make your generosity go even further in helping animals.


    Volunteer! We can always use an extra pair of hands.

    Some volunteer opportunities include:

    Foster parenting

    Adoption application specialist (we will train you)

    Adoption counselor (we will train you)

    Miscellaneous volunteer opportunities include:

    animal transport to and from vet appointments,

    fund raising,

    food sorting,

    adoption meet and greet representative,

    and more....

    New volunteer ideas are always welcome!

    Please fill out a volunteer application form.


    If you or your company own a van or truck that can be used to transport donated food items, we could use your help. The Greater Boston Food Bank collects pet food for distribution. We could use your vehicle to bring these items to Norwood. The miles that you drive for us, are tax deductible.


    Here is a wish list of items we can always use and will graciously accept:

    Any unopened Cat food, wet or dry.

    Kitten food, wet and dry, is always needed.

    Kitten KMR replacement milk, saves lives of many orphaned kittens each year.

    Scratching posts.


    Cat Litter, lots and lots of cat litter!

    The following tick and flea products: Frontline, Advantage, Adams flea bombs, and products available online like: Capstar (flea control-under 9 lb wt. dose), Vet. Chem Carpet, Yard and animal flea sprays and powders.

    Inquire via email if you want resources for these products.

    Let us know via email, and we will gladly arrange for pickup of any donations.


    Keep an eye on our web site for special events. From time to time we have fund raising events.


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  • Ultimate Team Challenge FAQs

    Event Date: June 17, 2017 at 11:00 AM

    What is it?

    The Ultimate Team Challenge is a fundraising challenge where teams of 10 people (16 or older) compete to complete a 10 station obstacle course. Their times will be recorded and the fastest time wins the challenge.

    Who should participate?

    Anyone 16 and older who wants to have a great time competing, team building, and raising money for Bay State Animal Cooperative.

    How to sign up?

    Each team must raise $1,000.00 in order to compete. To register, a $300 non-refundable payment is required. Once the $1,000.00 is raised, the team will receive their run time to be at the field to participate.

    How to pay the $1,000 registration fee?

    To register, click here to make the $300.00 registration payment.

    Who do I contact with questions?

    Please contact Laurie Shea at laurieshea@live.com or 781-603-6771.

    What if I want to participate and don't have a team?

    No problem! Simply click here pay the registration fee, and we will assign you a team the day of the event.

    Where is this event being held?

    The Norwood High School Football field.


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